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  • Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment: He's 'my monster too'

    12/13/2017 3:45:10 PM PST · by Enchante · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 13, 2017 | Suzy Byrne
    Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment: He's 'my monster too' Suzy Byrne 5 hours ago Reactions Sign in to like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email VIDEO: Notable public figures accused of harassment since Weinstein's fall Scroll back up to restore default view. Salma Hayek has come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. The Oscar-nominated Mexican actress, whose films include Frida and Traffic, went public with her allegations on Wednesday, over two months after the movie honcho was first publicly accused of sexual misconduct in a New York Times piece. She shared her first-person story with...
  • Disney Music Executive Charged with Child Sex Abuse

    12/12/2017 10:26:47 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/8/2017 | Gene Maddaus
    Jon Heely, the director of music publishing at Disney, has been charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse. Heely, 58, of Santa Clarita, is accused of sexually abusing two underage girls approximately a decade ago. He allegedly victimized the first girl when she was 15. According to the charges, he began abusing the second when she was about 11 years old and continued until she was 15. In a statement, a Disney spokesman said the company suspended Heely late on Friday, after being informed of the charges. “Immediately upon learning of this situation tonight, he has been suspended...
  • Senior Disney music executive, 58, is charged with three counts (tr)

    12/09/2017 2:35:45 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | DANIEL ROTH
    A senior executive at the family entertainment company Disney has been charged with three felony counts of child sex abuse. Director of music publishing at Disney Jon Heely was arrested on three counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child, according to Variety. Heeley, 58, of Santa Clarita is accused of abusing two underage girls approximately ten years ago. He was arrested on November 16 and released on $150,000 bail, Variety reported. According to an affidavit, one of the girls was 15-years old at the time of the alleged incident. The other victim was allegedly abused over a four...
  • The Disney Channel Is No Longer Safe For Our Kids

    12/08/2017 8:52:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 8, 2017 | Julie Gunlock
    As a mom of three young kids, I’m careful about what they’re exposed to on television, and I screen the shows they watch to confirm they reflect our family values of respect and courteousness. That’s why my kids are banned from watching the Disney Channel. The Disney Channel and its spin-off, Disney XD, are no longer “safe spaces” for kids. The kid characters on Disney’s shows are often mouthy and disrespectful to parents and authority figures (who are usually scripted as muddle-headed and embarrassingly square). Even many of the strange animated characters make crass and nasty comments. Shockingly, both my...
  • Disney and Fox are closing in on deal, could be announced next week: Sources

    12/05/2017 7:33:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 7, 2017 | David Faber
    Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox are closing in on a deal, and it could come as soon as next week, according to sources familiar with the matter. CNBC has been reporting that Disney has held talks with the Rupert Murdoch-controlled media company to acquire its studio and television production assets, leaving Fox with its news and sports assets. Fox is also talking with CNBC parent company Comcast, but the talks with Disney have progressed more significantly.
  • Disney Knew: John Lasseter Issued ‘Handler’ to Protect Female Staffers from Harassment

    11/30/2017 8:07:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | November 30, 2017 | John Nolte
    To protect staffers from John Lasseter’s alleged predations, the Pixar chief was assigned a “handler to ensure he would not engage in inappropriate conduct with women, two people with direct knowledge of the situation,” told Deadline. Deadline believes this is “evidence Disney may well have been aware of troubling behavior on the part of the digital animation pioneer.” Lasseter is now on a six-month leave of absence following reports of inappropriate touching. The Deadline report, however, opens up a whole new series of allegations and, if true, undoubtedly proves the enabling of Lasseter was institutionalized within the Walt Disney Company:...
  • The Time Has Come to Get Disney Out of Our Schools

    11/25/2017 5:44:12 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 54 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 11.25.2017 | David Blackmon
    A mother in Northumberland Park, England has demanded that local schools ban the book based on the Disney animated film Sleeping Beauty. Why? Because the scene in which the prince just gratuitously kisses the sleeping princess to wake her up promotes “inappropriate sexual behavior.” I swear I don’t make this stuff up. This woman is missing the point where Disney films are concerned, with her myopic focus on Sleeping Beauty. It’s hard to think of a single one of them that does not contain inappropriate messages for children, and they all should have been piled up into the public square...
  • John Lasseter's Pattern of Alleged Misconduct Detailed by Disney/Pixar Insiders

    11/21/2017 1:22:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11/21/17 | Kim Masters
    One longtime Pixar employee says Lasseter was known for "grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes." Rashida Jones is still credited as a writer on Toy Story 4, the next installment in the beloved franchise. But, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, the actress and her writing partner at the time, Will McCormack, left the project early on after John Lasseter, the acclaimed head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, made an unwanted advance. Jones and McCormack did not respond to repeated requests for comment. Disney declined to comment on the alleged incident though a studio source said the departure was...
  • MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY NOVEMBER 18

    11/18/2017 1:20:39 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies
    Making his debut on November 18, 1928, we commemorate the birth of that ever lovable mouse that was once a rabbit called Oswald. To get to the beginning of the story, we have to go back to 1927 when Walt Disney first sketched a floppy eared bunny while under contract to Universal Studios. The events that unraveled brought us Mickey Mouse. From a rabbit named Oswald to a mouse named Mortimer, eventually, the squeaky-voiced rodent was dubbed Mickey. He flopped in two animated short films without any success. Then on November 18, 1928, Mickey’s star was born. The first animation...
  • Pixar’s Cars 3 a spectacular 4K disc experience

    11/11/2017 8:33:35 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/11/17 | Jim Bray
    It may not be the strongest Pixar outing, but Disney/Pixar's third Cars movie offers a fantastic home theatre experience. Indeed, the folks at Pixar are really on the top of their game here, and Disney's 4K Ultra HD disc release is truly reference quality - so much so that I'll be using it as one of my test discs going forward. It isn't just the 4K picture, it's how the 4K picture takes advantage of the Pixar folks' hard work creating the "virtual world" of Lightning McQueen, Radiator Springs, and the "pseudo-Nascar" spectacle. It's remarkable. In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen...
  • Clinton really thought these Donald Duck protesters were a good idea

    11/07/2017 4:19:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 7, 2017 | Mark Moore
    Hillary Clinton personally OK’d a plan to have protesters dress in Donald Duck costumes to disrupt Donald Trump’s campaign rallies, a stunt that led to a clash with Donna Brazile, former chair of the Democratic National Committee. Brazile wrote in her book about the 2016 election out Tuesday that she became infuriated by “the idiocy” of the duck plan, according to Yahoo News. Later, when she was told Clinton came up with the idea of using the orange-billed cartoon character to call attention to Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns and was using the impersonators at rallies, Brazile told...
  • 21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney: Sources

    11/06/2017 11:25:31 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 6, 2017 | David Faber
    21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co., leaving behind a media company tightly focused on news and sports, according to people familiar with the situation. The talks have taken place over the last few weeks and there is no certainty they will lead to a deal. The two sides are not currently talking at this very moment, but given the on again, off again nature of the talks, they could be revisited. For Fox, the willingness to engage in sale talks with Disney stems from a growing belief among its...
  • Girls should not dress up as Elsa from Frozen because it promotes 'white beauty', activists warn

    10/31/2017 1:32:37 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 96 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/28/2017
    Dressing children up as Disney's Moana this Halloween is racist, according to one parenting blogger. While parents should also think twice about letting their brood dress up as Elsa from Frozen because her character promotes 'white beauty'. Writing in her popular blog Raising Race Conscious Children, parent blogger activist Sachi Feris urged parents not to dress their children up as characters from backgrounds different to their own as it is 'cultural appropriation.'  Although many would see the strong-minded Moana as a perfect role model for their child, Feris said it's racially insensitive and risks parodying Polynesian culture. Describing her own discussions with her...
  • Everything we know about Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park expansion

    10/26/2017 9:48:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | August 9, 2017 | Matt Cabral
    During this summer’s D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek revealed a richly detailed scale model of the Star Wars-themed lands slated for Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. The expansions will officially be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. If all that wasn’t enough for fans to begin booking their next Disney getaway, Chapek also took the wraps off the long-rumored Star Wars-themed resort. With enough fresh info to fill the Millennium Falcon‘s cargo hold, we made like Bothan spies and carefully collected all new and existing intel for your reference. For details...
  • Disney Channel to feature its 1st coming-out story, on 'Andi Mack'

    10/26/2017 1:23:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/26/2017 | George Constantino
    The season 2 premiere of Disney Channel's coming-of-age series "Andi Mack," starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee, will feature a first for the channel when Joshua Rush's character, Cyrus, discovers he has feelings for a male classmate, played by Asher Angel. Ultimately, Cyrus comes out as gay to one of his best friends, Buffy, played by Sofia Wylie. Her response, according to Disney, "makes for positive role models for kids and adult viewers." "'Andi Mack' is a story about tweens figuring out who they are," Disney Channel said in a statement on Tuesday. "Everyone involved in the show takes great care in...
  • Disney Channel to Introduce First Ever Gay Storyline

    10/26/2017 10:18:26 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26 | Ben Kew
    The Disney Channel is set to introduce the children-oriented cable network’s first-ever gay storyline. The storyline, set to air on Friday, will form part of the second season of the show Andi Mack and will explore the realization of a young male that he is attracted to one of his male classmates
  • Disney Channel To Introduce Gay Storyline On Children’s Sitcom

    10/25/2017 4:21:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/17 | Katie Jerkovich
    Disney Channel will introduce a gay storyline between two young boys this Friday when the premiere for the second-season for the popular series “Andi Mack” airs.The children’s series will show one of its young male characters realizing he might have developed romantic feelings for another young male classmate, according to the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. The series centers around the main character, a 13-year-old girl named Andi Mack, played by Peyton Elizabeth Lee, her unique family situation and her two best friends, Cyrus (Joshua Rush) and Buffy (Sofia Wylie).When the season premieres this Friday at 8 p.m. viewers will see Mack...
  • Moms are freaking out that ‘Moana’ costume is ‘cultural appropriation’

    10/22/2017 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 76 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jane Ridley
    The scariest thing this Halloween for New York moms isn’t zombies or ghouls — it’s politically incorrect costumes. An article on raceconscious.org by Sachi Feris has been making the rounds on mommy Facebook groups. Feris writes that her 5-year-old daughter declared she wanted to be Polynesian Disney character Moana, which she worried would be “cultural appropriation.” Her daughter’s other choice: Scandinavian Queen Elsa from the Disney movie “Frozen.” “I had some reservations regarding both costume choices … about cultural appropriation and the power/privilege carried by Whiteness, and about Whiteness and standards of beauty,” she wrote. Feris went on to describe...
  • Layoffs Hit ABC as Rumors About the Network's Future Swirl

    10/13/2017 11:22:40 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Splinter News ^ | 10/13/2017 | David Uberti
    Disney/ABC TV has begun making long-feared layoffs as part of a broader restructuring of its broadcast business, with rumors swirling that bigger moves—including a possible sale of ABC—are coming. Deadline first reported the staff reductions on Thursday, saying they could impact up to 200 employees across Disney and ABC properties. An ABC source with knowledge of the situation said that the cuts will hit upward of 40 of its employees on the East Coast and still more out west. Multiple people at ABC told Splinter that there is a widespread belief at the network that the belt-tightening could be tied...
  • Disney-ABC TV Begins Layoffs, Restructuring

    10/12/2017 3:44:19 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/12/17 | Daniel Holloway
    Disney/ABC Television Group has begun laying off employees, part of a long-anticipated restructuring and reallocation of resources at the Walt Disney Company’s non-sports broadcast and cable television arm. A source tells Variety that the company began notifying affected employees Thursday morning. The volume of employees impacted is said to be significantly lower than the 10% workforce cut that had been speculated when news broke of the layoff plan six weeks ago. Cuts are impacting all the group’s entertainment units, including ABC Entertainment ABC Studios, Disney Channel, DisneyXD, Disney Junior, and Freeform — but impact is expected to be minimal on...